It is essentially an organic compound that can be used as an additive in many drugs to relieve excessive coughing and sore throat. It is known to be a muscle relaxant, has cooling properties and helps to reduce spasms. Additionally, it is also used as an analgesic to treat problems like headaches, sprains and other such minor pains.
The mechanism of action of is based on activation of the TRPM8 receptors in the skin. These receptors are cold sensitive and their stimulation is the cause of the cooling effect experienced on use of . Apart from this by promoting the action of the kappa opioid receptors helps to provide pain relief and hence is used as an analgesic sometimes.
Possible side effects from the use of menthol are allergic reactions, swelling of face, throat disorder, nausea, and exhaustion and stomach pain. These side effects may or may not manifest depending on the medical condition of the person using. Taking with alcohol does not cause any major issues normally apart from excessive drowsiness. Usage of the medicine during pregnancy should be done only after consultation with a qualified doctor as can cause complications in some cases. Additionally, you should also consult a doctor regarding usage of when you are taking drugs like anisindione, warfarin, dicumarol, etc. which can interact with menthol to cause severe complications.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Physiotherapist before using this medicine.
Is It safe with alcohol?Rexotuss syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Rexotuss syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?No data available
Does this affect kidney function?Cntraindicated in patients with severe renal impairment.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Menthol as ingredient
Menthol It works by triggering the TRPM8 receptors in the skin that are cold-sensitive. It does that by blocking calcium currents of the neuronal membrane. Through kappa-opoid receptor agonism, it can also produce analgesic characteristics.
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